Shruti Sevak, MD, Arman Erkan, MD, Alvaro Mendez, MD, Justin Kelly, MD, FRCS, George Nassif, DO, FACS, Teresa Debeche-Adams, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Matthew R Albert, MD, FACS, FASCRS, John Rt Monson, MD, FRCS, FACS, FACRS. AdventHealth
Pioneering studies from Brazil have suggested that surgery can be safely omitted in carefully selected patients with a clinical complete response after chemoradiation. Today, this is known as the "watch and wait" approach. As a novel approach to rectal cancer treatment the watch and wait algorithm offers us the opportunity to pursue organ preservation. Ultimately, these decisions should be made in a multidisciplinary setting. In this video we present two patients who have undergone neoadjuvant chemoradiation with endoscopic evidence of complete and partial response. We also discuss the approach to follow-up treatment for these patients.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 95297
Program Number: V323
Presentation Session: Video Loop Day 3
Presentation Type: VideoLoop